Broken Wings (4:36)

Cover of Welcome To The Real World

From Welcome To The Real World and 326 other releases

“Broken Wings” is a #1 hit song released as a 1985 single by the band Mr. Mister.

The band’s first single from their 1985 Welcome to the Real World album, “Broken Wings” reached the number one position on the U.S. charts in December 1985, where it remained for two weeks. It was released as the band was just about to embark on a U.S. tour opening for Tina Turner. The song reached number four in the UK Singles Chart, the highest the group ever achieved in that country.

The song was co-written with lyricist John Lang, who was inspired by a book called “Broken Wings” written by Khalil Gibran. The lyrics “Take these broken wings and learn to fly again” may be a reference to The Beatles’ song “Blackbird.” The song is a mix of synth, digitally delayed guitar, bass and drums. The song’s hissing intro was an effect created by the sound of crash cymbal played in reverse. There is a distinct guitar sound in this track thanks to Steve Farris’ innovation of the electric guitar, managing to extract a delay effect at an odd timing to create a contrast to the steadiness of the bass and beat. The outro to the song features Page singing very high and lengthy falsetto notes.

The music video for “Broken Wings” was directed by Oley Sassone and filmed in black & white. It features lead vocalist Richard Page driving through the desert in a classic old convertible.

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Baby, don't understand
Why we can't just hold on to each other's hands?
This time might be the last I fear unless
I make it all too clear I need you so, oh

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  • robveiga

    Anos 70 e 80 foram os anos do auge do Rock N roll

    4 Apr 12:02am Reply
  • industrialness

    Ah, os anos 80..Sempre com músicas maravilhosas <3

    14 Feb 7:18am Reply
  • hardrockcaf

    Une des bandes son des années 80'

    15 Nov 2014 Reply
  • alvaroebragin

    fantastico

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • hf1809

    this song it good....

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • moses2201

    geiler Song ..eins - zwei 3

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Jordisson

    fuckin' love this song :'-)

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • RESATREUL

    ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶* `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶* `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶* exelente

    26 Jul 2014 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    ❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤❤☆҉‿↗ ❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤☆҉‿↗⁀☆҉❤❤☆҉‿↗

    18 Jul 2014 Reply
  • AFtorum

    I've always thought this was originally sung by a female vocalist. Ow.

    28 May 2014 Reply
  • BennoTiger

    :-)

    13 Apr 2014 Reply
  • sidney_adv

    Marcou os anos 80!

    19 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Harboni

    Fly away !

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • pisano7

    muy buenas rolas para escuchar y recordar los fabulosos 80s,con los amigos y unas copas de vino,k mas le podemos pedir a la vida,pues mas canciones como esta claro esta.

    9 Feb 2014 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶* `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶* `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶*

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • sidney_adv

    Marcou os anos 80!

    17 Jan 2014 Reply
  • eins-zwei-3

    super geiler GREAT-Song......****

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • PghDwayne

    Amazing song

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • pkflyers

    2PAC - Until The End Of Time

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • sofiagallucci

    que hermosa eres chocolatito

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
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